August 2009

Keep your cash under a mattress not in a bank

Lee ButtonWhat can the average person say to banks?   They are a law unto themselves. I am bewildered at the incompetence of these large corporate companies. They build up their businesses from the hard work and investments of the ordinary workin ...

Make sure there's no African blood on the mobile

Guy Momat MulongoyContinuing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo is being fuelled by western companies who are buying the country's minerals without properly checking their origins, according to an international human rights group. And a rare meta ...

It's mayhem on London buses

Grace Boateng  At the risk of sounding like a relative of cantankerous character Victor Meldrew, from the BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave, I cannot believe some of the bad manners I encounter on bus journeys around the British capital city. Thro ...

Campaigners slam Big Brother in the classroom

Anthony RadwanCivil liberties campaigners have condemned the introduction of CCTV into classrooms at a British school.Education chiefs in south London have spent  £60,000 putting cameras at Stockwell Park High School. But Liberty, the civil rights org ...

Black champion who is little known outside of book world

Clara ArokiasamyToday is Trinidad and Tobago's Emancipation Day. How fitting then that I should tell you about a man who has championed the contribution made to Britain by African and Asian Caribbean people yet is little known outside literary and Black po ...

Why I mourn the death of Merce Cunningham

Lara PlatmanI am terribly sad to hear of the passing of Merce Cunningham, who has died at the age of 90. He was a brilliant choreographer and dancer who worked with the likes of Andy Warhol, Steve Reich, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, John Cage, his li ...

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